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ORAU awards 35 research grants totaling $175,000 to junior faculty at its member universities    /  Oak Ridger

ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions. The annual grants are made through the company’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement…


Source: Oak Ridger    /    Published: July 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Phil Campbell alum takes part in UA team named year three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  Franklin County Times

The University of Alabama team of 65 students – spanning a variety of majors from engineering to communications and business – took home first place for year three of the…


Source: Franklin County Times    /    Published: July 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition    /  UA News

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  UA News

UA’s team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors    /  UA News

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

U of Alabama Wins EcoCar Mobility Challenge    /  Auto Connected Car News

The University of Alabama has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition.


Source: Auto Connected Car News    /    Published: June 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, In The News, Students   

National Merit Scholars Include One Sandburg High School Student    /  Illinois Patch.com

National Merit Scholarship winner from Orland Park in 2021 is Carl Sandburg High School student Brett R. Fassler. The student received the merit from the University of Alabama, where they…


Source: Illinois Patch.com    /    Published: June 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students   

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Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.


Author: Brock Parker    /    Published: May 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Professor Named Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador    /  UA News

Dr. Steven Jones with UA’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering was recently named a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: May 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.